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If you play the KID, try not to trade pieces in the opening, try to keep it as complicated as you can for the enemy.
The position makes my point, you have a backward point, bad development, and it looks bad for black.
if you choose to try to play the f5 stuff every game, it will lead to disaster. It's not playable against everything.
Yes, i am quickly discovering that.
the f5 pawn push really only works well if white chooses to play with a closed pawn center (pawns on c4, d5, e4), I do not fancy black's chances of going f5 if white delays d5 for a while.
Maybe looking at Kasparov's games with the King's Indian can illuminate some ideas for you:
Yeah kasparov's games are amazing to look at, if you never learn theory, his games will teach what the heck you are suppose to do against the KID.
Try playing the Budapest. The natural, smooth road to chess regularity!
At the moment, there is a article about the KID featured on chess.com's homepage: here
actually, its a book review, but you could look into it if you are interested.
Here is a particularly constipated one that ended in a blunder:
And yet the position doesn't seem highly aggressive, and its hardly tactical.
I am simply disputing that the KID is some kind of aggressive opening, I'm really not sure that it is... (again, the bad bishops, the closed position, etc...)
Wouldn't something like the Sicilian be considered more aggressive?
What is more aggressive, the KID or the Sicilian Dragon?
Seems a fair question.
Drink some prune juice, then quit the KIngs Indian.
Are you deciding between the two? That can't be done. They each respond to different white first moves. In other words, the Sicilian is in response to 1 e4 and the KID is in response to 1 d4.
If you want something universal (can be used against queen pawn and king pawn) then perhaps the Modern defense, or perhaps the Sniper defense, or perhaps the new book titled The Dark Knight System (a specific way to play 1...Nc6).
Hope your king Indian works out. But if it doesn't try the Nimzo and bogo
I realize that, I was just comparing them in terms of aggression.
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